Saturday, June 2, 2012

Celebrating HRH, Queen Elizabeth 2nd - Diamond Jubilee Day

June 2nd 1957 - June 2nd. 2012

It's strange how in a lifetime, things come and go. Fashions, technical innovations, modes of thought, and even the way people look at their country.  But yet, the one constant throughout my life, has been the public portraits of Queen Elizabeth 2nd.  She has looked down on me, as a youth, in my classrooms at school, in arenas, and government buildings. I have followed her as she has aged on postage stamps and coins alike.

Today Canada and England along with the rest of the commonwealth countries celebrate Elizabeth's diamond jubilee.

This work was painted in 1957 in celebration of her coronation.

You can check it on the Government of Canada's website by clicking here.

painted by Lilias Torrance Newton

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